Upheaval in the Ukraine and Crimea has spawned a good deal of punditry wondering if the world is facing a new Cold War.
But the profound differences between the real Cold War and the situation in Eastern Europe now seemed so obvious, we thought a brief corrective video might be in order.
Brief it is. Corrective? Let us know on Twitter @DecodeDC.
Produced for DecodeDC and Scripps News by Dick Meyer, Vick Narayan and Leigh Paterson.
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